Public Policies and information governance - 2nd semester


1. To understand the theoretical and methodological principles for policy analysis of Information.
2. To understand the cycle of public policy for information on models of State and Administration.
3. To provide tools and techniques to intervene in the public policy cycle and support the Administration in its design, implementation and evaluation.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

-- Docente a contratar --, Paula Ôchoa


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language




Brown, L., Osborne, S. (Eds) (2013) ­ The Handbook of Innovation and Change in Public Sector Services. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Cornelius, I. (2010).Information Policies and Strategies. London: Facet.
Harguindéguy, J.­B. (2013). Análisis de políticas públicas. Madrid: Tecnos.
Moran, M., Rein, M., Goodin, R. E. (Ed). (2008).The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy (Oxford Handbooks of Political Science) [Paperback]. Pierre, J.; Ingraham, P. (eds.) (2010) ­ Comparative administrative change and reform: lessons learned, Monteal and Kingston, McGill­Queen’s University Press
Sánchez, M. P. (2005). Análisis de políticas públicas. Granada: EUG.
Smallwood, R. F. (2014). Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices. West Sussex : Wiley.

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through classroom lessons and independent student work.
The classes will have a theoretical and practical nature, being constituted by moments of theoretical exposition of topics, practical exercises, oral presentations and discussions with the students participation. The students should read the material that is suggested before each class.
The autonomous student work sh

Evaluation method

ould complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting independent learning. The evaluation will be based on the following weighting:
­Group work (written presentation) ­ 45%
­Working Group (oral presentation) ­ 15%
­Comment text (individual) ­ 30%
­Participation (individual) ­10%

Subject matter

1. Public policy and respective cicle. Information. Informational assets / document of cultural interest. Digital heritage. Role of the State and the
2. Scientific study of public policy. Theories and models.

3. Cycle of public policies in the areas of Information and informational Heritage / documentary of cultural interest.
• Problem identification and agenda setting.
• Formulation / design of public policy.
• The decision process.
• The implementation process. Instruments of public policy and law. Information policy in an organizational context.
• Evaluation: ex ante, in itinere, ex post. Inputs, outputs e outcomes. Criteria in assessing the impact of public policy.
4. Public and non­public social actors ­ ability to interfere in the process. International and national actors. Interest groups.
5. Sectoral policies.
6. Programs and projects at European and national level.
7. Governance Information.


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